In 1977, the concept of the Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) program was introduced in Seattle, Washington. Seattle Juvenile Court Judge David W. Soukup realized that children who entered the legal system due to abuse or neglect in their own homes were often inadvertently re-victimized by courts and public social service agencies... More about GAL/CASA »
Volunteers from Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) will gather at the Indiana State House on Monday March 9, 2015 at noon (EDT) to show support for the program and to interact with legislators about important issues facing children. CASA volunteers advocate on behalf of abused and neglected children whose families are involved with the child welfare system.
The Indiana State Office of GAL/CASA was recently awarded a $40,000.00 State Organization Grant from the National CASA Association. The funds will be used by the State Office to provide staff support to local certified GAL/CASA programs across the State of Indiana. This will include technical assistance and assisting programs in capacity building in order to increase the number of abused and neglected children served. Although Indiana has one of the largest networks of CASA volunteer programs in the country, there is still a great need for more volunteers in most communities.
To find out more about volunteering, call 1-800-542-0813